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RP pugs join Melbourne tilt

A FOUR-MAN Philippine boxing team will compete in the Australian Tri-Nation slugfest starting this Thursday in Melbourne, according to an official of the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines. The team is composed of Elmer Pamisa (coach), light-flyweight Albert Pabila, flyweight Warlito Parrenas, and bantamweight Joan Tipon, Manny Lopez said. Tipon won the gold medal in the 23rd Southeast Asian Games in Bacolod City, where the Philippines won eight gold medals to wrest the overall championship from Thailand. The Filipinos will compete against boxers from Croatia and Australia.INQ7.NET